N/N: Tanjuska and the 7 Devils
Director(s): Pirjo Honkasalo
Fest Year: 2019
In Person: Director Pirjo Honkasalo
One day, 10-year-old Tanjuska suddenly stops speaking. Her hardworking parents are at a loss. Doctors offer no hope, so they turn to Father Vasili. Vasili is a terrifying exorcist who flings holy water at his congregation with reckless abandon. Vasili claims Tanjuska has seven demons living inside her. Desperate, Tanjuska’s father brings his daughter to live in Vasili’s compound (located just down the road from Mysterion’s Puhtitsa convent). In one of the most harrowing documentaries ever made, director Pirjo Honkasalo silently observes what transpires. (CB) Screens for free as a part of the Neither/Nor Film Series. Neither/Nor is presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences.